Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
We will leave Gisell, once a alumni, now a resilience monitor, to do the talking:
´Since I have memory, I have loved football. When I was 14, I met the project that would change my life and the way I look at things. One year later they told me I was too old to be an alumni. However, I felt that there was something more I could do in my neighborhood. Fútbol Más for me is more than an organization of the neighborhood, it´s a life experience where we reinforce our virtues; a place where we can forget about our problems. Being a professor does not mean you have to know everything there is to know, it is more profound. I learned from the professors how natural it is to give something back if it comes from the heart, all you need is passion.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
5000 Kids participating in 4 countries with an average of 71% of assistance. Each kid does 108 hours of social-sports intervention per year, so we run 486.000 kids/hour of program.
Trained 252 youth leaders in 2014 and 2015
1) Resilience and SDQ
Comparing 2013 with 2014:
Interpersonal skills level has seen an increase of 6%, self-comprehension an increase of 3.5%, confidence has maintained the same level and the autonomy score has increased by 3%. Overall, in the resilience scores through the years, we have seen a significant increase.
2) Neighborhood and Family
We have seen a relative increase in 2014 of 40% in the trust scale between neighbours. The neighborhood was most convinced about us positively changing the behavior of children, as well as their school results. Also important, their life happiness scores have increased in time.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
In our first years in Chile we have developed the methodology to a high quality document. After measuring the results, while still expanding nationally, it became clear to us that we should not only attempt at achieving it in Chile, but in countries with similar problems. We crossed the borders to Ecuador, Peru and Haiti: everywhere being a success. The problem of vulnerable parts of society exists nearly in every country and thus it was recently decided we are expanding to Bolivia, Mexico and the U.S. in 2016/17, and in the upcoming years to every country where we see sustainable options.